Hide and Seek
We are happy to share the details of the Fall 2020 TOURNAMENT OF PARTICIPANTS, which will be held in the BSC on Wednesday 21 October from 11am to Noon. This fall we will again be playing Hide & Seek with 50 spots open for student clubs to send representatives. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, rather than watch from the KAV with everyone, students will watch on Zoom with the link to be posted on the Jays app the day prior to and of the event.
Here is how it will work – 50 of you will compete as hiders, finding places throughout the BSC, while 15 seekers will pursue you. The seekers will be comprised of members of Student Senate Exec Board, members of the Etown Mystery & Secrecy Committee, Amy Hough (Head Coach of Women’s Soccer), Dr. Jodi Lancaster (Molecular Biology), Dr. Matt Fritz (Music), Dr. Dmitriy Krichevskiy (Business), Sarah Penniman (Director of the High Library), Tara Hoover (Assistant Director of Community Living for Academic Residential Communities), Dr. Matt Telleen (Communications and Pre-Law), and Dr. Liz Dalton (Master in Counseling Psychology), whose skills as a seeker developed so early she skipped two grades in elementary school so that her junior high hide and seek team could have her on their roster for the state championship (where they won and she was named Most Valuable Seeker). Each player will be representing a student organization or student group, and the last person standing will have their group receive $300 in their club account (with a special gift for the actual student who wins by being the last unfound competitor). However each person participating in the tournament will receive a limited edition shirt absolutely free that they must wear during the tournament as their uniform.
All hiders and seekers will need to meet on the BSC patio by 10:45am at the latest to check in and prepare as we will begin promptly at 11am. Rachel Skwirut will be our MC and will welcome everyone at 11 and then ask all Hiders to get ready. For those watching the action, you will use the Zoom link to watch the production as the link will be shared the day prior to and day of the event on the Jays app. On her cue, all 50 Hiders will leave the patio in an orderly fashion for a five minute head start and find their hiding spots while Matt Smith ʻ21, Riley Becker ʻ22, and Ainsley Thimes ʻ24 briefs everyone on Zoom regarding how everyone will follow the action as the Zoom is where students will see who is still active and who has been caught. Once five minutes has passed, Rachel will cue the 15 seekers to disperse and find all of the hiders. As a seeker finds a hider, they will snap a picture of them and post it to the seeker group chat where it will be updated on Zoom (along with a cannon sound, just like in the Hunger Games) while Matt, Riley, and Ainsley share color commentary on the action, then keep looking for other hiders. The hider that was just found will then get on Zoom to join everyone to watch the rest of the event and cheer on the other competitors. Dr. Limas will send updates to all seekers periodically with how many hiders remain so they can assess and stay current. He will also send updates to all 50 hiders with active counts so they know where they stand in the game. This will continue until there is only one more hider left and that person’s group will be declared the winners.
As in previous years, each recognized student club is eligible to send one of their members to compete on their behalf and a select group of other student leader groups on campus will also have the chance to send a member to compete in the tournament. The first 50 groups to have their representative email Rina Carpenter (Assistant Director of Community Living for Student Activities, firstname.lastname@example.org ) from their Etown email account starting on 1 October and no later than 14 October and provide a name and shirt size along with who they are representing in the tournament from the list of eligible groups below will be allowed to compete. Participants will need to come see Rina to pick up their free shirt at the shirt pickup time/day (to be determined and communicated later) and ensure they wear it to the tournament on 21 October, but since we have a finite amount of shirts participants should only pick their shirt up unless they are certain they can compete on 21 October and represent their club/group.
Rina will keep a comprehensive list of who is playing as we will also be sponsoring FANTASY HIDE AND SEEK. Here is how it works – starting on 15 October the hider roster will be set and any student can select who they think will win, come in second, third, fourth, and fifth, with a tiebreaker being a game of rock/paper/scissors to determine a winner. The top 8 entries will each win an official hider shirt and starting 8 October students can follow this link to make an entry: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FantasyHideAndSeekFall2020
The following student clubs/groups have been invited to send one representative each to participate in the tournament:
Accounting and Finance Club
Actuarial Science Club
Alpha Lambda Delta
Alpha Psi Omega
American Sign Language Club
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Asian Culture Club
BA in Music Education
Blue Jay Ambassadors
Catholic Campus Ministry
Class of 2021
Class of 2022
Class of 2023
Class of 2024
Colleges Against Cancer
Computer Science Club
Council for Exceptional Children
Creative Writing Club
Dining Services Students
Engineers for a Sustainable World
Etown Beach Volleyball Club
Etown Cycling Club
Etown Feminist Club
Etown Games Club
Etown Powerlifting Club
Etown Running Club
Etown Student Branch of IEEE
Etown Women Engineers
Family Business and Entrepeneurship Club
Grill Masters Club
Habitat for Humanity
Hide & Seek Club
ntervarsity Christian Fellowship
Intellectual Film Club
ITS Help Desk
It’s On Us
Kappa Delta Pi
Korean Popular Culture Club
Lean on Me
Love Your Melon
Mad Cow Improv (FA19 Champion)
March for Our Lives
Men’s Club Soccer
MOSAIC Student Leaders
National Science Teacher Association
OSA Student Leaders
Phalanx (SP19 Champion)
Pi Theta Epsilon
Robotics and Machine Intelligence
SEEDS Ecology Club
Sigma Tau Delta
Social Work Student Association
Sock & Buskin
Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society
Table Tennis Club
Ultimate Frisbee Club
United Movement for Advancing DialogueVocalign
Rules for the Fall 2020 TOURNAMENT OF PARTICIPANTS
- Hiders and Seekers must wear face masks throughout the competition and practice social distancing.
- Hiders must wear their 2020 TOURNAMENT OF PARTICIPANTS shirt during the competition and cannot cover it with a jacket or anything else.
- Student groups may only send one representative – if Jane Doe comes forward and says she is playing for a certain group, that group may not send another representative.
- Hiders and Seekers must arrive at the BSC patio at 1045am the day of the event and check in to ensure we know you are there playing.
- Hiders may not shift their hiding spot – they will need to be in place by 11:10am and stay there until found.
- Hiders may not receive assistance of any kind from non-participants (e.g. positioning themselves to better hide their friend, providing information as to a seeker being close, etc.)
- Hiders can only hide inside the BSC and its connection up to but not into Thompson or the pool – under no circumstances should a hider go outside.
- MAD COW RULE: No hiding in any ceilings is allowed (this is due to Robert Pavlik ʻ20 hiding in the ceiling to win the Fall 2019 event for Mad Cow).
- SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION RULE: No hiding in any walls is allowed (because Etown students are clever, consider this a pre-emptive response to rule 7).
- EDGAR ALLEN POE RULE: No hiding in any floors is allowed (see rule 8).
- The following locations are not permitted as hiding spots:
- Offices of employees
- Meeting rooms that are occupied or have the doors closed
- Classrooms that are occupied or have the doors closed
- Any space that is not accessible to the public
- Hiders will secure spots on a first come, first served basis so be ready to seek a second or third choice if someone is already in your spot.
- Seekers will need to join a GroupMe so Dr. Limas can communicate with them as a group for hider count updates.
- Hiders will need to join a GroupMe so Dr. Limas can communicate with them as a group for hider count updates.
- In the event that Noon arrives and we still have multiple hiders in the field, then we continue seeking them until there is just one.
This should be a great event and please email Rina Carpenter at email@example.com with any questions.